Intro to Backcountry Skiing
For those with little to no experience in the winter backcountry, Mountain Trip offers an introductory trip designed to familiarize skiers and splitboarders with the basic skills needed to venture outside of the resort setting. Over the course of a full day of instruction in the backcountry surrounding Telluride or Red Mountain Pass, you will learn the basics of your ski tour setup, beacon search and avalanche briefing, and assessing terrain and snow conditions before heading out into the mountains.
Our Intro to Backcountry Skiing trip is ideal for those who know how to ski or ride, and would like to develop the skills to be able to travel and experience the beauty of the backcountry. Participants can expect to get on our mellowest available terrain, featuring low angles, and not go up a steep skin track. The goal is to prepare participants for the untamed conditions that exist beyond ski resorts, and take the first step in the progression of building a solid backcountry foundation.
This trip does not provide comprehensive avalanche education, and is designed to introduce you to the basic skills needed to travel in the backcountry, as well as prepare you for avalanche courses. If you do not have backcountry experience, we recommend booking this trip before signing up for our Avalanche Rescue Course or Level 1 Avalanche Course.
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If you have questions or are unsure of where to start in your backcountry progression, please contact the Mountain Trip office at [email protected] or (970) 369-1153.